Adorned Spaces

The Trip

The trip is rooted in the interconnected nature of experiences during a journey. A trip, whether physical, spiritual, or personal growth, is a sequence of linked moments, places, emotions, and thoughts. Each step taken and every encounter becomes a link…

Iowa Idea

A survey of work from University of Iowa Jewelry & Metal Arts program students, staff and faculty who are committed to integrating new technology and traditional skills. The work includes wearable art, holloware and small sculpture. It links the exploration…

Light & Shadow

Hsinyu Candy Chu. “Light & Shadow” illustrates the connections and relationships between opposing forces, cycles, and elements in both philosophical and artistic contexts. The application of Feng-Shui principles to create balance and invite luck in homes further reinforces the concept…

I am ring jeweled by Damascus

Heba Barazi. Humans are the only living species on this planet concerned with beautifying their world with art. For me, making beautiful objects of art is to experience my humanity. Making beautiful objects of art loaded with meaning and purpose…

NSCAD Color Wheel

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University students were challenged to find individual links in the work they are creating with a color. A link needed to be formed between the work and the exhibition display. The makers worked…

Objects in Space

Lesley Aine McKeown. Interpretations of the nature of the universe as seen through a jeweler eye. The nature of space presents perfect examples of order, structure and symmetry. Aspects of space are explored in this collection created in earth metals…

Threaded

The exhibition showcases the union of two crafts and craftswomen from Chiapas in Mexico and Mompox in Colombia through the design and finishing that takes place in the border city of Ensenada. Authentic embroidery is used in the pieces, making…

Contemporary Filigree, Connected by Tradition

This exhibition highlights the talents of seven artist who are connected by a mutual passion for the art of filigree. While they all interpret this art with varying aesthetics, they are all linked by twisted wire that compels them make…

Forming Links

Work from San Diego high schools and teen programs showing a variety of work that demonstrates the skills they have been learning in their classes. As makers throughout our lives, we will meet and be taught by many teachers. Each…

Aqua/Terra

Brittney Hampton and Jordan Scott. This exhibition features work inspired by natural forms, realized in metal. Hampton and Scott are engaged with the forms found on land and in the water, respectively, and they explore and interpret these forms through…

FEAST [Chi Ba! 吃吧!]

Doris Chou-Durfee. Community and connection as embodied in FEAST [Chi Ba! 吃吧!] relate directly to “links” between people as individuals and artists. The current state of the news shows us how increasingly divided and polarized we are — politically, religiously,…

Mothers in Craft

Even though “motherhood” has been a constant subject matter in the art for centuries, ironically, many female artists disappear entirely from the art world by discontinuing their practice or changing to a new medium or technique once they have children….

Inner Punk

Sunyoung Cheong and Jina Seo. The concept of “inner punk” emerges as a powerful expression of rebellion and authenticity. While punk music and culture have traditionally been associated with a specific subculture and aesthetic, the idea of inner punk extends…

Humanity and Nature

Francesca MacKie. MacKie is curious about the interaction between humans and nature and the environments we create together. The inspiration behind the work is largely architectural; cities built into extreme terrains, landscape architecture, farms, vineyards, trees planted in the sidewalk…

The Missing Twin

We’ve all lost an earring before, perhaps as a child, in a move, on a trip; and we know the sadness, nostalgia, and retracing of steps in the hunt, but we keep the missing twin in our jewelry box. “The…

Animal’s Reproduction and Representation

Yeseul Seo and Ye-jee Lee. Seo expresses her emotions and desires about animals, which she has felt at certain events in her life. Lee expresses the clue to past events through recycled molds. The two artists’ works are mutually associable,…

The Observed Pattern

Junmin Bae and Hanna Kim. Bae visually structuralizes the pattern observable in the microworld image. Kim expresses coincidental crack-patterns, which can be observed in strange objects such as an unknown forest or cosmic crystalloid. Both artists are aiming to transmit…

STORE ROOT

Work by Ho Oi Ying Valerie. In the heart of Hong Kong, where whispers of dissent echo through the narrow streets, “STORE ROOT” emerges as a clandestine haven for the silent voices navigating the delicate web of the National Security…

MASSC Metals Arts Challenge of 2023

The Metal Arts Society of Southern California (MASSC) has been promoting creative metal arts for over 60 years.  One example of MASSC’s continuation of support of these goals is the sponsoring of a membership (non-juried) annual artist challenge, that culminates…

Intersections

A juried selection of work from undergraduate and graduate students in the metals and jewelry design studio at Rochester Institute of Technology. The word “Intersection” comes from Latin roots, “inter” meaning “between” and “secare” meaning “to cut”. An intersection can…

Ring on a String

Presented by the University of Georgia. In recognition of the 1st National Ring Show that started in Athens, GA and traveled the country by Greyhound bus, a new group of rings takes the streets again. In the same spirit as…

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